God of Eyes

by SuperSayu

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy High Fantasy Magic Portal Fantasy / Isekai Reincarnation Strategy
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Speaking heresy on my deathbed led me to meet god.  Maybe it was a curse, or a blessing, but he decided I would work it off--as one of many gods on another world of magic and sorcery.  It wasn't something I intended or was prepared for, but I am willing to work to make the world a better place.  Isn't that what a god SHOULD do?  Part of the Demonsword Project universe (First Age).

Author's Note: I have a habit of getting disturbing at times, and light at other times.  If you have triggers, you may want to take the warning labels seriously.  Hoping to update twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday.

 Also, I am a little crazy with pain and isolation and might stop writing, but I will give it an honest effort.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Prelude: Heresy on a Deathbed ago
1. Being reborn is like... ago
2. A god trying not to be a hobo ago
3. Books, exposition, and arithmetic ago
4. [-] From taxes to death, and then worse things ago
5. [-] Aftermath ago
6. Dreams, Sweet and Otherwise ago
7. A bad job and a bad day ago
8. The opposite of heresy ago
9. Godhood, Keys, and Hubris ago
10. Some names, some blame, and he should be ashamed ago
11. Felli ago
12. Perspective ago
13. Finding my legs ago
14. An Incident at the Docks ago
15. Things aren't too bad ago
15.5: Exposition (?) ago
16. Progress and a New Job ago
17. Carrying On ago
18. To War and Other Problems ago
19. Arriving at the War Camp ago
20. A bit about Belma and some more training ago
21. Spreading the Word ago
22. Reaching the Front ago
23. Angels and Mourning ago
24. Raine, Vicar of Eyes ago
25. The battle is won ago
26. Renovations ago
27. More magic and a madwoman ago
28. Goblins and Shadows ago
29. Hunting ago
30. The fight starts ago
31. A battle ends ago
32. Back to Camp ago
33. A Sermon ago
34. Being a Busy God ago
35. Debriefing (with the generals) ago
36. "Debriefing" with Ciel'ostra ago
37. Meetings and Messages ago
38. Walking, Thinking, Healing... ago
39. Godly Chit-chat ago
40. Welcome to Balant ago
41. Banking on it ago
42. Cleaning Up ago
43. The Temple of Blades ago
43.5. Raine Hunts, Raine Hunted ago
44. The Forbidden and The Foreboding ago
45. Pal'lud's Patio ago
46. Touring the Temple ago
47. Taking a walk ago
48. Ask Alanna ago
49. Dinner with Destiny (and friends) ago

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todd
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Not a standard god story (chapter 23)

Reviewed at: 23. Angels and Mourning

I had put off reading this because it seems that most "god" stories are just blatant power fantasies, with power creep being an immediate issue from the beginning. God of Eyes is very much not like that. The protagonist begins by mouthing off on his deathbed to a protest priest about what a god should be and unceremoniously finds themselves in a new body and a new world and no idea what they're doing. Rather than immediately rushing out and crashing into the world with all the subtlety of charging bull, he quietly makes mistakes and fixes little problems as he sees the problems of the world and develops the foundation of his new godhood. It's slow but well written and gradually adds depth to the world and the gods around him.

The best aspect of this is that his chosen domain of Eyes isn't fire or destruction or unbreachable barriers, but vision. Rather than smashing the bad people, it empowers people to see a little more clearly, both literally and figuratively. Having a soft power makes for a much more insightful tale and one that focuses more on providing the tools for others to do well, instead of reaching out to do everything himself. The magic of the world is still being explored at this point in the story but appears to be well thought out and interesting, and while there isn't a big bad coming for the MC, the world has problems that he's been exposed to and would like to help resolve.

Mechanically, the story is well written with little in the way of errors and the author's prose is smooth enough for easy reading. As far as my recommendation goes, if you're looking for a more thoughtful take on a fantasy ascension story, I think you will be well served by God of Eyes. It has a slower pace but doesn't bog down in spite of it. If you're looking for a fast-paced action fantasy where the MC sees and then smites evil, this might not be quite what you're looking for.

Jacksonion Democracy
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Very nice book to read, good grammar and a nice plot -> only complaint is how there seems to be a lot of manhater characters and as a man it gets a little irritating after the 5th time.

KoboldPatrol
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Nice story about being a (still weak) god

Reviewed at: 22. Reaching the Front

(as of chapter 22)

A man dies and is reincarnated in a world with magic, like it happens to many MCs on RRL. But for Ryan the new job description is not "be a swordmage hero and go on adventures", instead he is reincarnated as a god. Now, if you're instantly thinking of throwing lightning, resurrecting the dead or other miracles, that stuff is a bit beyond his abilities, divine power needs faith after all. Trying to have his weak mortal body survive and at the same time finding followers that generate divine fuel is not that easy. After getting some pointers from a friendly goddess he starts by picking a domain, after some deliberation he will be know as the 'God of Eyes'. Let's See what will come of this...

Style/Grammar: The story is told in first-person internal style by the MC as a rather reliable narrator with some aspects of stream-of-consciousness mode. The descriptions are fine. There are some parts with a confusing sentence structure or strange moments but in general grammar and spelling are okay.

Story: Most of the story so far is about the MC finding out how magic and divine powers work and about finding a way for his avatar to blend in. There have been some action scenes but not as many as in stories about isekai adventurers. As the story is about being a god, there are some philosophical musings about how gods (should) act. The pacing is unhurried but doesn't feel slow.

Characters: Ryan is a sensible guy with a quiet but friendly personality. As expected he is a bit overwhelmed by his new responsiblities at first but he soon finds his balance but he stays a bit bland. The other characters are depicted okay, many are a bit on the one-dimensional side but only a few are true stereotypes.

All in all, this is a nice story written in a rather quiet mood about creating your own religion. No aspect of it is world-shakingly new or literarily extraordinary but I still enjoy reading it.

Xx_N00b_SlAyEr_xX
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Love the book so far, It's rare to find a book like on here and im happy I did. I have a feeling it'll get on trending soon and it'll finally get the recognition it deserves. 

CatVI
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Author tries to be deep and philosophical, and frankly I think he nailed it!

Reviewed at: 30. The fight starts

Enjoying the fock out of this.

If you like phylosophical shit then this is for you.

The mc has actual values and morals he stands by. Being a god and all.

The character growth is immersive enough. And has a good share of conflict, both physical (war) and metaphysical(?)(Of values i guess?)

The side characters are very very vivid. Specially Allana/Lucile.

Can't wait for more. 

 

slee202
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I think its the title.  I seem to be almost the only person reading this and its a real shame because this is one of the good ones.

This is the story of an intelligent and sensible man who because of that is when he dies made a god.  Yes god, with a small g.  Weak and helpless in a rather primitive but magical world he has to learn to survive and hopefully prosper.  But most important he has to learn how to god.

DrAlt
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Reminded me of reading high school creative writing submissions

Reviewed at: 6. Dreams, Sweet and Otherwise

An interesting premise, and after the prelude and synopsis I was hoping for more philosophy around the nature of godhood.  Instead it's a fairly standard fantasy story with small chapters, low-level dialogue, and too much exposition.  The undertones of weakness and self-reflective negativity the author seeds through the story made me not like it.   This tone is spread too thick for 'learning the ropes of godhood', and lacks balancing positivity/humor.

thejoker195
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 I'm not too sure how to rate this, as I feel this review is mostly based on personal opinion.  My personal opinion being that I just don't feel any excitement reading this, the prose is good but weird at the same time, can't think of a word to describe it but it just doesn't flow smooth in some places as I have to back track and try and understand what the mc is saying or thinking.

Then as far as the story goes I just don't feel it, I won't exactly call it boring but 15 chapters in and the only thing I can feel from this story is depression, I don't care for the road/method to Godhood either, gathering flock and all that seems sooo...drab? I much prefer wuxia style, or hardwork with magic, so this just feels stale for me.

All said, not a bad story to be honest, I think the mc is sensible and an okay sort, just not someone I want to read about, much prefer a nathan drake uncharted style adventure than the vibes I get off this story.

national
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The only bad thing about this book is the title.

Reviewed at: 15. Things aren't too bad

This is a great story and I wish there were more like it

Horriblememewriting
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A nice fantasy setting with little or no gamelit elements which explores the idea of godhood from the perspective of a former human turned weak deity. Explores quite a bit about the concept of being a god, the abilities of a god as well as their limitations